Being healthy and feeling lively each day has really never been more simple.
The days are getting shorter and getting up out of bed is becoming that much harder. But, there are a few superfoods that can help you combat that and give you back your bounce. And the best part? Most of them come in the form of powder, so you can add them to delicious morning smoothies or sprinkle over your porridge. Here’s what to get…
High in vitamin E, zinc and copper, wheatgrass helps to protect cells from oxidative stress and reduce the damage that this causes. Not only that, it’s also high in calcium which supports maintenance of normal bones and teeth.
Find it in: Naturya Organic Wheatgrass Powder, £7.99, fabled.com: A single serving contains more than a third of your recommended intake of iron which contributes to normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin. In layman terms, it transports oxygen around the body. Add to fruit juice, smoothies, soups, dips, salad dressing, stir fries or pasta sauces. We like 10-15 grams per 200ml serving, but you’re welcome to use more or less if you wish.
This small berry-type fruit from the Amazon Rainforest works in everything thanks to its sweet and sour flavour. Camu Camu is also renowned for it’s naturally high levels of vitamin C. In fact, it has one of the highest concentrations of vitamin C of any food source. Plus, it helps promote an efficient metabolism which aids in weight control, as well as healthy skin and hair. Sign us up!
Find it in: Kiki Health Camu Camu POwder, £14.95, fabled.com: This powder tastes great in smoothies, baking, sauces, dips – even on ice cream.
If you’re the type of person who skips breakfast, you probably find that you end up in a slump at around 11am. Combat this with pea protein. It’s low in carbs and fat and it’s a great source of essential amino acids. Often recommended by nutritionist, pea protein powder is the ideal supplement for vegetarians, vegans, athletes or those on a weight-loss diet
Find it in: Pulsin Pea Protein Powder, £5.59, fabled.com: Simply mix with your favourite foods, sprinkle on your porridge, add to your juices or smoothies. Bake with it
This super green is naturally rich in protein and contains all nine essential amino acids. Known to organically grow on a peninsula surrounded by natural forests and away from urban areas, it’s routinely tested for the presence of mercury, lead and other contaminants to ensure that it is always completely pure and clean.
Find it in: Kiki Organic Spirulina Powder, £14.95: Begin with two (2) teaspoons or more in a glass of water or juice. Can also be sprinkled on or mixed with food.
This African fruit is packed with nutritional goodness. It offers six times more vitamin C than oranges, more potassium than bananas, more antioxidants than blueberries and more than twice the calcium level of milk. But that’s not all. It’s also high in iron, magnesium and fibre and has prebiotic qualitues that can stimulate the good bacteria in your gut.
Find it in: Alchemy Organic Super Blends Morning Elixir, £40: Add 2 heaped teaspoons to water or juice and drink as a shot. Alternatively, mix into your favourite fresh smoothie.